Jan 13, 2013

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Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

I really wanted to save this review for much later, mainly because I’m still not sure about whether or not I like it, but it’s a bad quality to postpone the inevitable. I suppose it was amusing to some degree, but is that really enough for me to be happy about this show?

Sasami-san@GanbaranaiBasically; it’s the artwork that’s got me going here. I’m not entirely sure I like it. The characters are okay, although I absolutely don’t like the fact that Sasami’s brother, Kamiomi, constantly has his face covered with something. It’s stupid. Then there’s the strange backgrounds, although I’m not sure I dislike that. It looks pretty darn interesting.

This review would’ve been completely positive if it weren’t for the strange artwork, seeing as the story is quite interesting. It’s not very unique, but it’s interesting. You can do a lot of good things with these characters, which is why I have high hopes for this show.

I suppose romance lovers would find this somewhat entertaining. I suppose they also tend to lean towards comedy, although I didn’t really grasp all of it. It’s kind of hard to understand, it’s almost like slapstick comedy.

Plot Summary: The Japanese call them hikikomori—people who’ve become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time. For Sasami Tsukuyomi, who’s attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being a shut in, it’s more than just a word. Fortunately though, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the school Sasami is supposed to attend. Not to mention, her “Brother Surveillance Tool” which lets her view the outside world via her computer and will, theoretically, allow her to readjust to interfacing with people again. What it mainly does, however, is let her view her brother’s interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, who inexplicably seem to have had their ages reversed and have various types of “interest” in Kamiomi. And then things start to get really weird… Magical powers? Everything turning into chocolate? Is life via the web warping Sasami’s brain, or is it the universe that’s going crazy?

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